Help changing the format of a cell

lougle

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I have a column of data in the format of yyyymmdd. For example, 20060101 would be 01/01/06. I want to change the format of these cells to mm/dd/yy. Any help is greatly appreciated!
 

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Doug.T

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if yyymmdd is in cell A1 then put this in B1:
=date(left(a1,4),mid(a1,5,2),right(a1,2))

but it will not reformat the number in the same cell.
 

Scott Huish

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You could also select the column, then click on Data, then Text to Columns,
Click on Next, Next, Select Date, then YMD, click OK.
 
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